Game #17: Baseball is Weird

In which the A’s blaze the Mariners 9-6

Baseball is weird, guys. The A’s ran James Paxton — coming off of 23 scoreless innings — out of the game after 4.1 innings. They sent out a pitcher who hadn’t seen a major league batter since I was in the 7th grade. There were all kinds of weird errors NOT made by the A’s, so that was weird in and of itself.

Jed Lowrie put on a nice little show with a double, single, and a couple slick plays at second. Ryon Healy added two singles, and double, and walk. Trevor Plouffe neared redemption with a three-run homer following strikeouts in his first three at-bats.

Rajai Davis was replaced by Jaff Decker in centerfield in the top of the ninth with an apparent injury, so more info to come on that as it develops.

Full recap to follow shortly.